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Re: What type of vacuum cleaner do you use? « Reply #15 on: January 28, 2018, 03:38:33 PM » Author: Ash
Yes, I used to have one of those, I suppose I could have tried taking it apart to see if the battery was accessible, but I never did. Sammi's mum has one, still on the wall and plugged in, but last time we were over there I tried it and it was totally dead :(

I detest non-replaceable batteries, but it seems to be becoming more and more common these days...

I guess anything is replacable, depending on the effort you put in it...

In AC powered vacuum, the cable might wear too from all the rolling/unrolling (strands progressively breaking in a place where the cable is most strained). The cable is not normally user replaceable either

Though it could be fair question, which one wears first in normal use, causing the average user to throw out the entire vacuum. (I guess most users here will figure out to cut the bad spot of the cable and repair the vacuum)
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Re: What type of vacuum cleaner do you use? « Reply #16 on: January 28, 2018, 03:48:31 PM » Author: Rommie

I guess anything is replacable, depending on the effort you put in it...


Possibly,though if you have to destroy the casing to get at the part that needs replacing, it's arguable it's not worth the effort  :D


In AC powered vacuum, the cable might wear too from all the rolling/unrolling (strands progressively breaking in a place where the cable is most strained). The cable is not normally user replaceable either

Though it could be fair question, which one wears first in normal use, causing the average user to throw out the entire vacuum. (I guess most users here will figure out to cut the bad spot of the cable and repair the vacuum)
We've only just bought the Dyson we have, it comes with an on-site 5 year warranty, so if anything goes wrong with it, we phone them up and someone comes round and fixes it.

Although I suppose it could be argued that a worn out cable comes under the usual get-out clause of "fair wear and tear" so I would certainly see if the problem area of the cable was accessible and replace it. The Dyson has a retractable cable though, it gets wound up inside the base of the machine, so how easy it would be to replace the whole thing I'm not sure. I won't be attempting it until the warranty has expired, though..!
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Re: What type of vacuum cleaner do you use? « Reply #17 on: January 28, 2018, 03:50:17 PM » Author: Mandolin Girl
I guess anything is replacable, depending on the effort you put in it...

In AC powered vacuum, the cable might wear too from all the rolling/unrolling (strands progressively breaking in a place where the cable is most strained). The cable is not normally user replaceable either

Though it could be fair question, which one wears first in normal use, causing the average user to throw out the entire vacuum. (I guess most users here will figure out to cut the bad spot of the cable and repair the vacuum)


I know for a fact that daddy renewed the cable on mummy's Hoover at least a couple of times, and it's still working after about 40 years, it has had replacement parts over the years but the main body of the machine is the original one. I detest this throw away mentality we have now.
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Re: What type of vacuum cleaner do you use? « Reply #18 on: January 28, 2018, 03:58:57 PM » Author: Ash
Possibly,though if you have to destroy the casing to get at the part that needs replacing, it's arguable it's not worth the effort
Is it really that bad ? Non openable without damage to enclosure ?

I know for a fact that daddy renewed the cable on mummy's Hoover at least a couple of times, and it's still working after about 40 years, it has had replacement parts over the years but the main body of the machine is the original one. I detest this throw away mentality we have now.
I appreciate repairing stuff, but most of the society does not...

Makes also a questuion, how good quality are the wearing parts of modern vs. old vacs ? Would the retractable cable, motor brushes, some mechanical latch holding the dust chamber closed, and so on even survive more than a few years use in a modern vac ?

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Re: What type of vacuum cleaner do you use? « Reply #19 on: January 28, 2018, 04:05:02 PM » Author: Rommie

Is it really that bad ? Non openable without damage to enclosure ?


Some things certainly are, especially electronics. My Samsung Tab 3 tablet being a case in point. I've had it 3 years and the battery is still holding up reasonably well, but the battery in the phone I bought around the same time has not fared so well, it's rapidly on the way out, fortunately it is user replaceable, unlike the tablet.

I believe it's called "planned obsolescence"  :-\
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Re: What type of vacuum cleaner do you use? « Reply #20 on: January 28, 2018, 04:38:29 PM » Author: CEB1993
I use a Eureka SuctionSeal 2.0.  I bought it for my apartment at my college.  Since I graduated last year, my roommate/friend who still lives there uses it now.  I really like the extendable hose to clean the baseboards and the crud that builds up in the corners and up against the cabinets in the kitchen.  I usually use the vacuum on the low pile carpet setting.  This vacuum doesn't have bad emissions, so I can use it without having an allergy attack.
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Re: What type of vacuum cleaner do you use? « Reply #21 on: January 28, 2018, 06:30:24 PM » Author: lightinglover8902
By the way, I forgot to tell you this, but I have four Dyson vacuums, two are AC upright (DC39, and DC65), and two canister ones, a Dyson City, which is a small one, and a medium one, which I use for the stairs, but the medium one on the canister, is a bit tricky, than the others.
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Re: What type of vacuum cleaner do you use? « Reply #22 on: January 28, 2018, 07:36:43 PM » Author: sol
I know of one guy somewhere in the USA who buys non-functioning old vacuum cleaners (think of the 1940's Electrolux canisters, full of chrome decorations) and refurbishes them. New motors, new seals, new power cords, etc. and sells them for less than the price of a new modern one. Apparently, his customers are satisfied. He has a website onto which he sells them.
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Re: What type of vacuum cleaner do you use? « Reply #23 on: January 28, 2018, 07:43:09 PM » Author: Rommie

I know of one guy somewhere in the USA who buys non-functioning old vacuum cleaners (think of the 1940's Electrolux canisters, full of chrome decorations) and refurbishes them. New motors, new seals, new power cords, etc. and sells them for less than the price of a new modern one. Apparently, his customers are satisfied. He has a website onto which he sells them.
That's brilliant, good on him, if he can make a decent profit out of it, that's good to hear.

We watch a programme over here called "Wheeler Dealers" where they buy older or specialist cars that need some TLC, restore them and then sell them (hopefully for a profit..!). The show's mechanic, a brilliant guy called Ed, does most of the work himself, but for things he can't easily do, they often find all sorts of small, back street workshops where guys beaver away restoring steering wheels, wooden trim, etc., it's an amazing show :)
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Re: What type of vacuum cleaner do you use? « Reply #24 on: January 28, 2018, 08:01:04 PM » Author: Mandolin Girl
By the way, I forgot to tell you this, but I have four Dyson vacuums, two are AC upright (DC39, and DC65), and two canister ones, a Dyson City, which is a small one, and a medium one, which I use for the stairs, but the medium one on the canister, is a bit tricky, than the others.
That's just being greedy! :o
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Re: What type of vacuum cleaner do you use? « Reply #25 on: January 28, 2018, 08:08:25 PM » Author: sol
The Elecrolux refurbisher's web site can be seen here : http://theelectroluxman.com.
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Re: What type of vacuum cleaner do you use? « Reply #26 on: January 28, 2018, 08:49:29 PM » Author: lightinglover8902
That's just being greedy! :o

@Miss Cuddly. What I ment about, that the medium one's canister (which is the one that I use for the stairs) is a bit tricky to put back on.
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Re: What type of vacuum cleaner do you use? « Reply #27 on: January 29, 2018, 12:41:14 AM » Author: tolivac
Besides collecting lighting equipment--I also collect vacuums.I am a member of the "Vacuumland" forums.My main vacuum is a Kirby Avalir.I detest bagless vacuums.The majority of vacuums in my collection are bagged.They are so much cleaner and really easier to use and maintain.I use Royal metal uprights,Simplicity and Maytag tandem air uprights,too.Electrolux Platinum as a canister,MD Silentmaster,and TriStar machines,too.My MD central vacuum is freestanding-use it with the 35' hose in the utility inlet-and have paired it to the Kirby!A REAL MONSTER vacuum!
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Re: What type of vacuum cleaner do you use? « Reply #28 on: January 29, 2018, 11:45:44 AM » Author: Mandolin Girl
@Miss Cuddly. What I ment about, that the medium one's canister (which is the one that I use for the stairs) is a bit tricky to put back on.

I meant having four Dyson vacuums...
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Re: What type of vacuum cleaner do you use? « Reply #29 on: January 29, 2018, 03:24:49 PM » Author: Ash
I use a Eureka SuctionSeal 2.0.  I bought it for my apartment at my college.  Since I graduated last year, my roommate/friend who still lives there uses it now.  I really like the extendable hose to clean the baseboards and the crud that builds up in the corners and up against the cabinets in the kitchen.  I usually use the vacuum on the low pile carpet setting.  This vacuum doesn't have bad emissions, so I can use it without having an allergy attack.
I found an Eureka SuperBroom 4.0 Amps here a while back. (120V with US plug, and we are a 230V 50Hz country). didnt check or test it, but it didnt smell burned or anything
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